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12/30/20 PSA re:  COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 30th, 2020

The Steuben County Health Department was notified of 178 positive COVID-19 test results for Steuben County residents since Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020. We have been in communications with the patients and the Indiana Department of Health to identify, notify and monitor any close contacts. Steuben County has a total of 2585 COVID-19 positive cases, and 24 deaths associated with COVID-19 and 2239 considered recovered from COVID-19.

The Indiana Department of Health is reporting a positivity rate of all tested at 23.1%. The Indiana Department of Health has released today that Steuben County has a composite score of 3.0 or Red. Recently, The Indiana Department of Health has changed the algorithm on the positivity will be calculated. The Steuben County Public Health Order has been renewed and will be in effect until January 26th, 2021. The current Public Health Order and any amendments can be found at the Steuben County Health Department webpage under documents.

The availability and access of approved COVID-19 vaccines is being closely monitored by the Steuben County Health Department. Steuben County is currently focused on vaccinating medical professionals, long term care staff and emergency medical services staff. All current vaccination efforts are concentrated on groups that identify as Phase 1A.

The demographic breakdown* of COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are the following:

Age Range (years)

COVID-19 Positive Cases

0-19

308

20-29

437

30-39

328

40-49

394

50-59

451

60-69

376

70-79

192

80+

99

 *Please note this demographic breakdown will be updated weekly.

 

Code Red